Former IF Freddy Sanchez, who had contemplated a comeback in recent years, filed his retirement papers today. He turns 38 today.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 21, 2015
Sanchez, 38, slashed .297/.335/.413 in 904 games with a 97 wRC+, and 15.7 combined fWAR. He won a World Series with San Francisco in 2010 while he occupied second base full time.
Sanchez also won a batting title with Pittsburgh in 2006, and gave hope to a struggling club and fan base at the time. He will go down as one of the classier players to take the field in recent history.
After a strong championship season in 2010, Sanchez dislocated his shoulder on a diving play up the middle in 2011, essentially ending his career. He tried to rehabilitate, but without success. Sanchez played three games with the Giants’ High-A affiliate in 2012, but had not appeared on the field since. The three-time All-Star finishes his career with 1,012 hits.